The 2011 Project is a work by San Francisco artist Tofu. Each day in 2011 he created a 4”x4” mixed media piece. The finished project was made up of 365 smaller mixed media pieces. In 2013 the individual pieces will be distributed to project supporters. The project also acted as sketchbook for new ideas, which continue to be incorporated into new work For more information please visit 2011project.com
Sunday, January 23, 2011
January 23, 2011 – Bounty Day
Feeling mutinous? Today is Bounty Day on Pitcairn. It is the anniversary of the burning of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1790. On Pitcairn the descendants of the H.M.S. Bounty mutineers still celebrate by burning replicas of the ship. They also celebrate on Norfolk Island, but not until June 8. June 8 is the anniversary of the day when many of the descendants relocated to Norfolk Island due to overcrowding on Pitcairn.
Holiday traditions with burnings and/or bonfires abound throughout human culture. And, if you think driving to Nevada to go to Burning Man is a journey, well try Bounty Day. It’s not easy to get there. The remoteness makes me want to visit the place.
Labels: bonfires, Bounty Day, HMS Bounty, Pitcairn
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